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From R, my conservative (to say the least) old high school buddy
and for a few years now email sparring partner
Well it's always been tough to defend against highly motivated kamikazee fighters.
The usual remedy is intense firepower. Hence we saw MRAPs on the streets of Watertown!
(where the surviving Marathon Bomber was sought – bomber was sought and found)
Overall an inauspicious time for attacking the 2nd Amendment, even as it's what we've come
to expect from the present administration. Only 45 months to go...
My reply to R
Attacking the 2nd Amendment? What we've come to expect from this adminis-
tration? What . . .???? It surely doesn't seem that instating some kind of check
on one's qualifications (sanity, criminal record, etc.) is an attack on an amend-
ment. Or maybe you'd consider that the requirement that one go through a pro-
cess to acquire a driver's license is an attack on the Constitution's provision for
the pursuit of happiness? "What right has the govt. got to impose such fascist
regimentation require "documentation" on what had been a people free from any such dictatorial constraints, free to operate horses and mules and oxen according to their own, private-sector, preferences!!!!!!! (it's actually a wonder they don't demand that
drivers wear yellow stars or have their license numbers tattooed. . . . )
Only 45 months to go . . . and then what? Maybe there'll be a new administra-
tion that will accomplish the wonders that Bush (pere) did with the S&L lenience?
Maybe there'll be a new White-house guy who'll, like Bush (fils), set the economy
surging with top-weighted tax refunds . . .or start the domino democratization
and concatenative Christianization of those WMD-massing Islamics
Gee, with a new administration we'll be free of the socialists like Buffet.
And maybe the stock market won't keep anti-falling (though to the extent that
it's a little unnerving to me -- but as I've mentioned before, I'm half into safety
though sacrificing the surge the while.).
Gee, maybe we can elect a scion of economics and socio-political education
and background experience and sophisticated diplomatic nuance like Reagan.
And set the economy surging for the period during which downsizing here and
offshoring to there and there and there and there and mega-corporate on-shoring
of cheap labor for their fields and folding sheets and plucking and packing and you
name it that the immigrant influx has provided for the bottom line and the dividends
Maybe Romney'll have a go at it again. And again he'll prize the private sector
(“get the govt. out of the marketplace”) and prioritize getting it all going like post-WWII
exponential prosperity again . . . . if he gets elected as head of the government!!!!
We're in a the same social era as always regarding guns, at least -- except for
wanting to make sure that the "driver of the bullet" isn't a psychopath. I wonder if
the background checks were to be imposed only upon people of middle-Eastern
heritage or ethnicity whether the right wing would be so unscrewed over the issue.
But we're in a whole new era and domain in terms of an economic system.
I'm keeping my weekly segments from my "Peace Effort" book short. Please read.
For what I'm proposing may be the only way to maintain a Capitalism in this country:
by having the government provide the venture capital, and direct as CEO the ways
and means of finances not only for providing jobs . . but for the necessary revisions
of society that will be necessary for an ongoing future . . .rather than retro-Luddite